Narcissist quotes

In this blog, we are going to provide a curation of Narcissist quotes which may be able t help you get a different perspective on things. Maybe you are a narcissist and want to view narcissist quotes which may allow you to better understand your behaviour or maybe you feel you know a narcissist and want to find a way to tell them by using narcissist quotes.

You may be in a relationship with a narcissist and be wondering how to get rid of this person or better understand their narcissistic traits. Many people who have been in a relationship with narcissists will tell you about how hard it is to get over them as the mental torture begins to take place.

In most cases, getting over a narcissist is very hard as so many of the behaviours of a narcissist will have left an imprint on your mind and may have even changed the way you behave. Some of the narcissist quotes below will allow you to get some hope that you can get over a narcissist.

Your family and friends will also be able to help you get over a narcissist so please ensure you share with them.

The first batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t appreciate you is actually a gain not a loss.”

“so often victims end up unnecessarily prolonging their abuse because they buy into the notion that their abuser must be coming from a wounded place and that only patient love and tolerance (and lots of misguided therapy) will help them heal.” 

― George K. Simon

“  Truth is like surgery. It hurts but it cures. A lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief. But has side effects forever.“

“Sadly, when many individuals realize that the narcissist is insecure and isn’t reassured, they try harder to love this person. Additionally, the narcissist blames his her behavior on something that you are or aren’t doing, and a hooked person we may try to ‘do it better’ or ‘get it right.’ Your increased efforts to love and fix the narcissist only lines you up for more abuse.”

— Melanie Tonia Evans

“I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love.”

— Emily Levine

The second batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“If I cut you off it’s because you handed me the scissors.”

“The mythological Narcissus rejected the advances of the nymph Echo and was punished by the goddess Nemesis. He was consigned to pine away as he fell in love with his own reflection – exactly as Echo had pined away for him. How apt. Narcissists are punished by echoes and reflections of their problematic personalities up to this very day.

Narcissists are said to be in love with themselves.

But this is a fallacy. Narcissus is not in love with himself. He is in love with his reflection.

There is a major difference between one’s True Self and reflected-self.” 

― Sam Vaknin, Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited

“I’m at a point in my life where I just want my family happy, my health good, my mind right and no drama. – Karen Salmansohn  “

“ “Narcissists have poor self-esteem, but they are typically very successful. They feel entitled; they’re self-important; they crave admiration and lack empathy. They are also exploitative and envious. The malignant types never forget a slight. They may kill you ten years later for cutting them off in traffic. But they act perfectly normal while plotting their revenge.” 

― Janet M. Tavakoli, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits “

“Have you ever been in a relationship with an individual who demands your attention incessantly and becomes depressed, sulky and even full of rage if your attention goes elsewhere? This is one of the earliest warning signs of a narcissist. Please understand healthy adults do not behave in such a way. This is where people who know the difference turn their back and walk away; they know that any person ringing them 10 times a day and demanding attention is not well. Unfortunately, many individuals, as I did, can mistake (or delude ourselves) that this high need for attention means we’re loved, missed and adored, or maybe we felt wrong in leaving or speaking up, as a result of our own deficient boundary function. Please be assured, this is not love; it’s the deadly calling card of the narcissist.“

— Melanie Tonia Evans

The third batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“Some relationships are like broken glass. It’s better to leave them alone than hurt yourself trying to put them back together.”

“His fame as an artist requires very tender care. Look what a mask of diplomacy is painstakingly formed by the whole of that fine profile; he is as wily as a cardinal. He has scented in Miss White a useful agent of celebrity, and he has come solely to harness her to the cause of his glory. It is himself that he courts by means of the salaams he offers to her; he only ever flirts with himself. He is the Narcissus of the inkpot…” 

― Jean Lorrain, Monsieur De Phocas

“Narcissists are everywhere in this ripe age of self-love, which amazes me because so much in life would seem to foster humility.” 

― Dean Koontz

“Children happen to be more attached to the female narcissist due to the way our society is still structured and to the fact that women are the ones to give birth and to serve as primary caretakers. It is much easier for a woman to think of her children as her extensions because they once indeed were her physical extensions and because her on-going interaction with them is both more intensive and more extensive.

[The] male narcissist is more likely to regard his children as a nuisance than as a Source of Narcissistic Supply – especially as they grow older and become autonomous.

With less alternatives than men, the narcissistic woman fights to maintain her most reliable Source of Supply: her children. Through insidious indoctrination, guilt-formation, emotional sanctions and blackmail, deprivation and other psychological mechanisms, she tries to induce in her offspring dependence which cannot easily be unraveled.” 

― Sam Vaknin, Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited

“How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.”

— Amanda Torroni

The fourth batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask if the problem is them. They know the problem is someone else.”

“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.” – Jill Blakeway

“There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience.” 

― Anthon St. Maarten

“When someone treats you like crap, just remember it’s because there’s something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don’t go around destroying other people’s lives.  “

“ I wish that people would stop destroying other people just because they were once destroyed.” – Karen Salmansohn

“A man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all — but loving only himself.”

— Criss Jami

The fifth batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“I tried, you didn’t. I’m done, have fun.”

“Since narcissists deep down feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault.”

— M. Scott Peck

“A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors.”

— Karla Grimes

The sixth batch of 5 Narcissist quotes

“Time must be healing my broken heart as I now know this…you’re opinions about me were wrong, I’m not bad. My opinions about you were wrong, you’re not that great.”

“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life on his terms.”

— Elizabeth Bowen

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”

— Rumi

“Narcissists will destroy your life, erode your self-esteem, and do it with such stealth as to make you feel that you are the one that’s letting them down.”

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If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option. Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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